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Miami Beach-based Consult A Doctor acquired

Teladoc, a telehealth provider with more than 6 million members, announced the acquisition of Consult A Doctor, a Miami Beach-based competitor. With this acquisition, individuals and employees of small- to medium-size businesses — Consult A Doctor’s specialty — have access to Teladoc’s national network of U.S. board-certified, state-licensed physicians for consults, according to the Dallas-based Teledoc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Through both companies, patients consult with a physician via phone or secure online video to receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues, such as allergies, bronchitis, pink eye and sinus problems, saving considerable time and costs. In many states, services are reimbersible for insurance purposes just like face-to-face exams.

Consult A Doctor was founded in 2007 by Wolf Shlagman, funded by local angel investors and later venture capitalists, and was a winner at FIU's 2011 Americas Venture Capital Conference and IBM Smart Camp Miami in 2012.

Sept. 6, 2013

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/07/3611410/miami-beach-based-consult-a-doctor.html#storylink=cpy